Archive of ‘Drinks’ category

[Drink it] Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay California Vintner’s Reserve

I’ve been getting into wine, and love exploring new ones. Have you tried Kendall-Jackson Wines? They’ve been creating wines for 35 years in California in Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, Anderson Valley, Alexander Valley and Napa County. Last year, Kendall-Jackson was named American Winery of the Year in 2017 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. (more…)

Goose Island Gillian: A complex beer for wine lovers

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I’m usually not a beer lover, but I’ve found the first beer that I can say that I love! Gillian is Belgian style farmhouse ale for wine lovers. This sour ale is brewed by Goose Island and it’s only available as of today at the LCBO Summerhill location or online!

So, what makes this beer so special? Like wine, Gillian is aged. Gillian starts as a farmhouse ale that is then put in a barrel with 40 pounds of fresh local strawberries from a family farm in Michigan and Belgian wild yeast. The beer goes through a second fermentation in the barrel for 2 weeks, and then rests for 2 months in neutralized red wine barrels. (more…)

Make it! Pineapple Coconut Cooler


It’s so hot. Right? It’s so, so hot and it’s not even August yet. Keep yourself cool by whipping up this delicious cocktail. This cocktail uses Thirsty Buddha coconut water, an all natural Canadian product. For a unique twist, try making it with their aloe & coconut water!

6 oz Fresh pineapple juice
4 oz Thirsty Buddha coconut water
2 oz Vodka
1 tsp Organic honey
¬Ĺ tsp Fresh ginger juice
1 Lime
Mint leaves

Combine pineapple juice, Thirsty Buddha coconut water, ginger juice and vodka in cocktail shaker. Shake to combine. Pour into serving glass. Add a touch of honey and add lime juice. Top off with mint leaves and enjoy!

Toronto Craft Cider Cruise


It’s almost Ontario Cider Week! From May 27th to June 4th, this week is devoted to celebrating local cider. This is my favourite week, because cider is my preferred drink of choice. Cider is rapidly becoming more popular in Toronto, which is awesome to see.

I’m really excited to share this event with you! The Craft Cider Cruise brings together 12 cider companies and 1 brewery for an evening cruise along Lake Ontario on June 5th, at 7pm. This 3 hour boat ride is $40 and includes a commemorative mug along with four sample tokens that can be used at one of the participating cider companies for a 4oz sample of your choice. There will also be some tasty bites to buy on board.

Participating cider companies include: Pommies, Forbidden, Spirit Tree, Thornbury, Revel Cider, Shiny Apple Cider and more.

Sounds like fun? Grab your ticket here before it sells out!

Make it! Georgian Mule from e11even

1-12607248_574749677805_1597786492_nAlong with a classy atmosphere and a delicious menu, e11even has some amazingly delicious cocktails. My favourite cocktail? Their Georgian Mule. So tasty, I could drink 3 of these! If you’re looking for something yummy to pair this with, I suggest Nonna’s Meatball (This giant meatball is a crowd pleaser and my favourite dish!) or their Chocolate Pecan Pie. Yum. (more…)

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